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Distribution of answers submitted by Illinois voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 20, 2012. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act which banned the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain drugs. The act ranked drugs by their potential for abuse and placed them into five categories. Two of the most widely used drugs in the U.S., wine and alcohol, are exempt from the classifications. Ballot measures in several states including Colorado, Washington and Oregon have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. These laws apply only within the respective states and have no effect on Federal law. See recent drug policy news
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No, with the exception of marijuana which should be decriminalized, particularly for medical use. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Lombard, IL
We, should decriminalize Marijuana and Mushrooms as these organic based and medically much safer then most alcohols. Certain other drugs should remain criminalized; unless used for valid medical reasons like LSD for PTDS cures. Reduce drug sentences for... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Collinsville, IL
We should legalize most drugs and retroactively release prisoners who offended based on outdated laws. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Wilmette, IL
No, weed should be the only "drug" (even though it shouldn't be considered a drug if alcohol and caffeine are not)to be legalized and taxed. Tax revenue from weed would make our country so much money and would also help alleviate our... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Springfield, IL
No, but punishments should be fair & helpful (i.e. blacks should not be punished more than whites; fines and community service should count as punishment). 5 years ago from a Republican in Evergreen Park, IL
Marijuana should be legalized with regulations, but harmful drugs should remain criminalized and regulated. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Collinsville, IL
No, however, drugs should go through rigorous tests to determine their effects on the human body before legalizing or criminalizing possession / use based on the findings on each drug / class of drugs. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Waterloo, IL